Mylar stencil cutout

settings
stencil
mylar

#1

glowforge stencilling :slightly_smiling_face:


Anyone have the specs or any tips on cutting mylar stencils for painting?
#2

Lovely!


#3

Wonderful sentiment!

(Btw, with mylar you can sometimes get away with near-negligible supports for the inside of stencil bits. Or just turn it into a screen.)


#4

@stencil couple of questions. If you don’t mind sharing.

Is this Hobby lobby or from other source? What thickness?
How did you secure to bed?
Settings used please?

I haven’t had a chance to test myself the sheets I got from hobby lobby but this looks very similar.


#5

If you search for “mylar settings” in the Beyond the Manual section (the only place where non-PG settings are allowed), I think there are some posts there that will get you started. :slight_smile:


#6

Also, you may want to pick up some repositionable adhesive.


#7

I have used
7.5 mil mylar - https://amzn.to/2NtCR9X
magnet to secure the bed - https://amzn.to/2wVoz8N

settings
thickness - 0.01
speed - full
power - 50/55
focus - auto

To get more cleaner stencil, I would say 4 mil stencil should work more effectively with GF which i have ordered them here - https://amzn.to/2N0HXew

I will try and post it soon .

Happy Crafting :slight_smile:


#8

Moved to Beyond the Manual for compliance with forum rules re: discussion of non-PG settings. :blush:


#9

I’d say you nailed the stencil @stencil!

(Roger Roger)


#10

I really like the font that you chose. Haven’t seen that one before. :grin:


#11

Can I use this to screen print a t-shirt? Thanks


#12

Yes, check how : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OCgFA9RJIo

Photo Emulsion Kit (includes emulsion remover) -https://amzn.to/2Nu8HmR
Screen Printing Ink (white) - https://amzn.to/2wZAfpV
Squeegee (multiple sizes) - https://amzn.to/2CD5MEo
Screen https://amzn.to/2NqJ2f7

Hope this helps :slight_smile:


#13

Love the font … and the saying!


#14


#15

I have used .001 Frisket film. Score at speed 250 and power 1 (yes, just 1). It cuts the film and not the backer. That also works for the high tack version. Make cuts at 500/50. It really needs low tack transfer paper or you can rip the film. The adhesive sticks well to textured surfaces. I had to move up to .004 Adhesive Mylar from Stencil Ease using 250/9 score to cut the film. 500/75 for cutting. This is tough enough to be reused and no transfer tape needed.


#16

Thanks so much! I am a newbie!